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Is this too little thermal paste?

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Hey guys...urgent question here.
This is for a Phenom 555 with a hyper 212+

I ran out of thermal paste so I had to squeeze every little I can get from the tube.
Is this too litte? (notice the three pea size amount on the silver part, the lines on the top and bottom are just thin streaks I rubbed out from the tube)

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Take a plastic bag and put your finger in it, smear the paste and cover the entire thing. Looks like enough
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If you don't have any more then smearing it would be a good idea. Just try and mount the HSF to the CPU at an angle so that you don't trap air as badly. If/when you get more TIM try the "X" method on that HSF as it is a direct touch, it should give you better contact.

There is a pretty good article on BenchMark Reviews site concerning the different TIM application methods out there and the results but that site isn't loading up for me at the moment. I would recommend that you visit that site, find the article on TIM application and give it a read when you get a chance to.
   
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You need to fill in the gaps on HDT coolers (between the heat pipes) and then use small lines parallel to them on the base.
There's an excellent article on this from BenchmarkReviews, but I can't link it now for some reason.
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

You need to fill in the gaps on HDT coolers (between the heat pipes) and then use small lines parallel to them on the base.
There's an excellent article on this from BenchmarkReviews, but I can't link it now for some reason.

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I know the article....but in this case....I'm just low on thermal paste.
The tube is literally pushing air out now.
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As someone else said, not enough for that type of heatsink. It'll work for the time being but I wouldn't go nuts overclocking. If anything, run it at a lower clock and under-volted until you can re-apply.
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I know the article....but in this case....I'm just low on thermal paste.
The tube is literally pushing air out now.

I'm afraid you're going to need more then honestly - but you could just throw it on and see how she does until you get more.
That's the real draw-back to HDT coolers IMO, they require much more TIM than flat-suface bases.
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OS X 10.9.3 Yamaski Catleap 120Hz HCP-1200 Air 540 
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Razer Deathadder Table Avid Fast Track Duo HiFIMan HE-400 
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AMD FX-8120 @4.5GHz GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 460 G.SKILL Sniper 1600MHz 2x4GB 
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Windows 8.1 x64 Pro Asus PB278Q (1440p) Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Corsair AX850 
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